Regulars Region ACT And Southern NSW (17) Hunter NSW (17) National Office (17) New South Wales (17) Northern Territory (17) North Queensland (17) Queensland (17) South Australia (17) Tasmania (17) Victoria (17) Western Australia (17) Date Range Past 3 Months (1) Past 1 Year (5) Past 2 Or More Years (16) Now for the hard bit The industry is experiencing a surge of housing activity thanks to welcome stimulus measures but with it comes a layer of challenges we must address. Support for industry The federal government is right to back housing in its post-pandemic recovery plans. Beyond the pandemic The building industry is facing lowered levels of activity and an even tighter lending environment, but HIA is working behind the scenes to help ease the strain on members. Sustaining our industry HIA welcomes the HomeBuilder stimulus measures for industry but will continue lobbying for more support to generate building activity and jobs. Working hard for members While Australia went into lockdown, HIA has been working harder than ever to keep the residential building industry operating and supporting members through this difficult time. Training innovation a must Reconstruction of bushfire damaged infrastructure will be difficult, prolonged and bring industry skills into sharp focus. Planning must support growth Our state and local government planning systems hold back the residential building industry from delivering more affordable home ownership options. Specialists not supervisors While it’s convenient for some, building certifiers shouldn’t be made the scapegoats for defective building work.